Crispy Layered Rosemary Potatoes are thinly sliced potatoes  layered with butter and rosemary then baked to crispy perfection. The easiest 3 ingredient potato side dish perfect for family dinners or holidays.

A closeup of thinly sliced potatoes layered in a baking dish

Every potato lover loves a crispy potato and the combination of rosemary and butter is one of the best flavors for potatoes. They look a little like Hasselback potatoes but sliced differently.

Remember the grilled herb and lime chicken from a couple of weeks ago? (pictured below). These potatoes were the perfect side dish to accompany the chicken along with simple roasted carrots. Impressive presentation for entertaining, but easy to pull off.

Grilled chicken with carrots and potatoes on plates

What potatoes are best for crispy potatoes?

I like to use Yukon gold. They are creamy and have the best flavor, but you can use any you like.

How to slice the thinnest potatoes

The mandoline (pictured below) makes for perfectly uniform thin slices every time, but it’s not my favorite kitchen tool because it scares me. The use of the mandoline helps make this recipe  a lot easier and quicker and for that, I respect it. If you don’t have a mandoline, they are quite inexpensive and make fast work of slicing vegetables. If you have great knife skills, this works also.

Slicing potatoes on a mandoline

Potato Layering Tip

Assembling the potatoes in this way ensures they are nice and crispy on the edges. When the potato slices are covered in butter they will be slippery so don’t try and stack them in the dish one at a time. Collect a nice stack in your hand  (like a deck of cards) then stand them in the pan so they will have stability and not slide and you can make them look pretty.

3 rows of sliced potatoes in a baking dish

Leaving the skin on potatoes

I like to leave the skin on the potatoes for this dish since you can see the edge and makes for a nice presentation, but this is entirely up to the cook.

I’ve served these potatoes for holiday’s, family dinners and dinner parties and everyone loves the presentation. Now, there is a lot of butter in this recipe (I didn’t say it was a diet dish), but what goes better together than butter and potatoes? The butter will guarantee a nice brown crispy potato as well as cook them in the center, so go for the butter. Even if it’s just for today.

Crispy Layered Rosemary Potato Serving Size

This recipe makes a lot to feed around 12 people.

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Yield: 12

Crispy Layered Rosemary Potatoes

A closeup of thinly sliced potatoes stacked together vertically topped with rosemary

Thinly sliced potatoes layered with butter and rosemary then baked to crispy perfection.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 4 pounds (1.8 kg) gold potatoes, unpeeled and washed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Position oven rack in the center and preheat to 400°F/200°C.
  2. Slice the potatoes as thin as possible, 1/8 inch (0.3 cm). Using a mandoline is the best way to get the thinnest, even slices.
  3. Spread out onto a clean towel and pat dry.
  4. To a small saucepan add the butter, rosemary, salt and pepper and heat until the butter is melted.
  5. Add the potatoes to a large mixing bowl and pour over the melted butter, rosemary and salt. Mix well until all the potatoes are coated.
  6. To a small baking dish (about 8 inch square), line the potatoes vertically.
  7. Sprinkle with a little more salt and bake for 45-60 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. To test use a skewer or thin sharp knife to test that the potatoes are cooked in the center. If they start to brown too much on the top, cover with foil.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 122Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 20mgSodium 183mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 2g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.